They didn’t give a reason, but when these two dogs were dropped off at the shelter by their owner, they clung to each other out of fear, uncertain of what their future might hold.
Now named Bridget and Louie, were photographed upon their intake at Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Conroe, Texas this past week. Little did they know that just one day later, they would begin their journey to a new life.
Both dogs were suffering from signs of neglect, with mange and matted fur. But they were obviously attached to one another, so the shelter decided to keep them together in their kennel.
Louie is the smaller, black dog, had a barbed-metal collar jutting into his neck.
Sadly, Bridget’s upper teeth were ground down to her gums and appears to have had multiple litters. The condition of her teeth could be as result of chewing on metal, such as a chain.
Dog fighters are also known to file down a female dog’s teeth to prevent injuries to males during breeding, or if they are to be used as bait animals. It’s heartbreaking, no matter what the cause.
On the 5th day we learned yesterday that Bridget has no upper teeth ? The vet says she has ground her teeth down as far as they can possibly go into her gums and that this degree of grinding could only have happened by some kind of metal. We are guessing her whole life she has tried to chew through her chains. I’m so happy to have given a second chance to this wonderful, loving girl. She deserves every second of it. What a personality she is bound to have!
The two dogs were pulled from the shelter by the rescue Texas Animal Society. They were picked up by their foster mom and dad and were soon on their freedom ride to their temporary home.
When the two arrived at their foster family’s family the first thing they did was scope out the couch! Bridget fell in love with it and “was finally content and could sleep.”
They are so relaxed enjoying the beautiful warm sun on their faces, while relaxing on the porch together!
And making new friends with the foster brothers!
Bridget’s tail won’t stop wagging no matter how many pictures her foster mom takes.
And there’s plenty of snuggle time for them too.
The future is definitely looking brighter for Bridget and Louie. They are loving life!
The two have a little bit more healing and recovering to do before they are made available for adoption, but when they’re ready they will be listed on the Texas Animal Society website!
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